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- 98%History Buffs
- 98%Family Travelers
- 74%Spiritual Seekers
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- MinaretMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4First to ReviewFeb 14, 2014
Hungary was one of the great medieval kingdoms of Europe. After the Battle of Mohacs, however, the Turks overran most of the country and held it for the better part of a century before they finally were stopped at the siege of Vienna. Eger's minaret represents one of the northern and westernmost points of Ottoman expansion. It is a proud symbol of Eger's brave but futile resistance to Turkish invasion. The mosque to which it was once attached is long gone but visitors can climb the minaret for a great view of the city.